I've got an assessment coming up, and I wondered what people's recent experiences were, and what to expect. When I rang them to confirm the appointment, the assessor told me to bring down my current medication on the day. I said I am on depomedrol injections administered at a rheumy clinic. I don't keep the injections at home. So she told me to bring the prescription with me. I said I don't get a prescription on a piece of paper. I get an appointment letter telling me to turn up at the clinic, and then a nurse sticks a needle in my bum. So then she tells me to bring down the appointment letter to evidence the medication. I said, but it doesn't. It's just the standard NHS letter that just says turn up at the clinic on a certain day. There's no reference to the depomedrol in the letter.
Sounds like it's going to be an interesting meeting.
I wasn't asked for any evidence of the medication I'm on she just wrote a list of what I told her. Also the assessment was totaly stress free, she recognised my brain fog and made suggestions of what issues I might have.